Mabul Island known as macro diving paradise, is another popular island located at Semporna water and it just 15 minutes boat away from Sipadan Island, that makes it more popular among divers since no overnight staying allowed at Sipadan Island. Accommodation in Mabul would cater guest from a different level of needs and budgets and you may get your permit from here. Mostly, dive centers offer accommodation, diving and permit to Sipadan as a package, you may probably have to stay with them to dive with them.
Mabul island is a beautiful island itself, inhabited by fishermen, the sea gipsies and other than Sipadan Island, it is also surrounded by few other famous islands. Bear in mind that there’s a restriction for electricity supply during the day time, therefore plan your trip.
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Attraction: Snorkeling, a fishermen village, photography, diving, stargazing, swimming, kayaking, sunrise and sunset, water lodging/village, Miss Scuba International, etc
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Getting there: Get yourself to Semporna, from the jetty, it would take 30min by speedboat or 1.5 hours by slow boat. Mostly your accommodation provider would arrange boat transfer for RM50/way plus RM10 entry fee.
Further reading: Pulaumabul.com
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